This Week’s New Releases: The Ides of March, Drive, Courageous and more!

This week sees the release of 11 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

 

The Ides of March – Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from Academy Award(R) nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary threatens to test Morris’s integrity. Stephen gets trapped in the down-and-dirty battle and finds himself caught up in a scandal where the only path to survival is to play both sides. Available to own and rent in SD, HD and HDX starting January 17th!

Drive – Ryan Gosling stars as a Hollywood stunt driver for movies by day and moonlights as a wheelman for criminals by night. Though a loner by nature, “Driver” can’t help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene(Carey Mulligan), a young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband. After a heist goes wrong, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). Soon he realizes the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash. Available to own in SD, HD and HDX starting January 17th!

 

Courageous – Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, they are confident and focused, standing up to the worst the streets can offer. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge they’re ill prepared to tackle: fatherhood. When tragedy strikes home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Sherwood Pictures, creators of Fireproof, returns with this heartfelt, action-packed story. Protecting the streets is second nature to these law enforcement officers. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That takes courage. Available to own and rent in SD, HD and HDX starting January 17th!

 

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1 Comment

  • Matt Shiverdecker

    January 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I watched the 2-minute preview of DRIVE and was stunned to see that it isn’t in its original aspect ratio. The 2.40:1 image has been cropped to 1.78:1. This isn’t usually an issue with Vudu, but if Sony thinks I’m going to drop $19.99 to buy a compromised 1080p digital file, they’ve got another thing coming.